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  1. 1. My village Gaujiena
  2. 2. <ul><li>Here is our village </li></ul><ul><li>Here is our capital - Riga </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Gaujiena parish ( Latvian : Gaujienas pagasts ) is an administrative unit of the Al u ksne District , Latvia </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Gaujiena (locality approx. 40 km from Aluksne at Gauja River) attracts both tourists with picturesque views of the Gauja valley, as well as an interesting, romantic auratic wrapped around the cultural, historical and architectural monuments </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>In documents Gaujiena name was first mentioned in 1111 year in a Novgorod chronicle, but Latvia's history sources, they became 13 century beginning. 1224. of land division between the bishops of Riga and the Order of the Sword of these sites got the Order of Merit in the Gauja valley from the sides of the river close to the resulting dolomite Gaujiena built a castle </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>By Aluksne Castle tion 14 century Among here was Order komturs. Documents show that the city had 17 still in good condition. A t the end century of the journey and traveling to Europe, it was one night the Russian Czar Peter I </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>1702. in the North during the war Gaujiena castle occupied and devastated the Russian army. Today the castle instead of visible residues and convent buildings of irregular configuration of defensive walls with loopholes </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The old 13th century Gaujiena Castle-ruins can be viewed in the park near the 18th century manor centre. The elegant Late Classicism style manor-house was built in the middle of the 19th century , which once had of Baron von Virginia Woolf family palaces . Now in the palace is our school </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The castle was surrounded by a beautiful park-free designs (17, 5 ha), with many exotic plantings. The park is another popular tourist attraction object - excellent Latvian composer J. Vitols (1863 - 1948) memorial summer house &quot;Anninas&quot;. Gaujiena composer, together with their wife Annija spent many happy, blessed with creative inspiration summer (1922 - 1944) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Photo gallery
  11. 11. <ul><li>Gaujiena’s ruins </li></ul>
  12. 12. Historical centre of Gaujiena
  13. 13. Gauja and dolomite
  14. 14. Gaujiena today
  15. 16. <ul><li>...thank you for attention </li></ul>